Posts Tagged ‘Wind Power’

ATS’s New Wind Tower Increases Wind Output by 20%

Monday, May 18, 2009 5:48 No Comments

ATS has developed this week in Germany a new wind tower. It’s new design increases wind output by 20%. “This is a great day for wind energy.” said Frans Brughuis, Managing Director of the tower construction specialist Advanced Tower Systems (ATS). “Now the pilot project can demonstrate the high cost-effectiveness and efficiency of the ATS [...]

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Global Wind Capacity Grew by 29% in 2008

Friday, May 8, 2009 12:38 No Comments

Global wind power capacity grew by 29% in 2008 once the United States almost took the Germany’s title of world’s largest wind power generator, Worldwatch Institute said. Washington-based research organisation announced that global wind capacity has increased by over 27,000 megawatts (MW), that means is enough to power around 27 million homes, with about 120.798 [...]

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Optiwind – The Most Efficient Wind Turbine

Thursday, May 7, 2009 3:04 1 Comment

Traditional three-blade turbines are great if you have lots of space to play with, but the Optiwind Compact Wind Accelerating Turbine is ideal for high-density, low-wind areas. The turbine’s series of small, five bladed fans funnel in wind and accelerate it, thereby cranking up wind speeds to generate more power.

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Fujitsu launches a laptop powered by wind energy

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 7:55 No Comments

Fujitsu launches on the Japanese market a laptop powered by clean wind energy called FMV-BIBLO LOOX U/C50NA.  Thanks to this eco-friendly laptop, the carbon emissions will be reduced significantly ( up to 18 kilograms in its total life span). The laptop is one of the smallest in size, with a 5.6- inch screen that folds [...]

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Sensors to measure the tension on the blades of a windmill

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 5:20 No Comments

Moog Japan Ltd have developed a system that will measure the tension on the blades of a windmill every second. This system could prevent a catastrophic end of this renewable energy generator.

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United States’ First Hydrokinetic Turbine Installed in Mississippi River

Saturday, December 27, 2008 2:18 No Comments

In the Mississippi River was installed the United States’ first commercial hydrokinetic turbine which harnesses power from moving water. This turbine has a production capacity of 35 kilowatt being situated downstream from an existing hydroelectric-plant dam. 

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The Truth about the Alternative Energies!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 0:55 1 Comment

How many times do you hear on TV or you read in newspapers as various “experts” trying to convince you that alternative energy solutions are not a viable solution in this moment. Because are too expensive, are not reliable and resistant in time and these do not have the potential to cover even a small [...]

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A New Turbine Could Generate Four Times More Electricity Than Traditional Wind Turbines

Monday, December 1, 2008 2:25 No Comments

Because wind not only flows through the blades, normally wind turbines lose up to 39.7 percent of potential energy but this week, a small Massachusetts-based start-up FloDesign Wind Turbine win the green competitions with a new type of wind turbine that can generate three to four times more electricity than traditional blade turbines. The moving [...]

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Weather Could Be Changed By Wind Farms

Friday, November 28, 2008 2:22 No Comments

Two American researchers at the University Maryland have discovered that a huge wind farm could change the direction of storms. In this moment, the United States is supplied with 1% of our total electricity from windmills. The Department of Energy intends to raise this percentage to 20% by 2020. Therefore, to achieve this goal, requires [...]

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Laser Beams: A New Solution For Improving Wind Turbine Efficiency

Saturday, November 8, 2008 1:19 No Comments

The company named Catch the Wind situated in Virginia has discovered a new solution for improving wind turbine efficiency: laser beams. To adjust to changes in gusts and wind direction, the company’s fiber-optic laser system gives turbines up to 20 extra second. According to the company,  their system can improve turbine output by 10 percent.

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